Welcome to my diary of EFN Asia conferences

This is my diary and notes of  the various conferences sponsored by the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia, http://efnasia.org/. EFN Asia is a network of independent, non-government, free market-leaning think tanks, research institutes, academics and other scholars in Asia, advocating economic and individual freedom, free trade, rule of law along classical liberal philosophies.

The network was formed in 1998 by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). I was introduced to the global free market movement only in 2004, and it was that year that I have heard and saw the people who comprised the network.

The early EFN Asia conferences that I attended, thanks to FNF and Jo Kwong of Atlas then.

2004, “The Role of Government in Asian Economies”,
September 16-18, Hong Kong
Sponsored by: Hong Kong Center for Economic Research, University of Hong Kong,
Unirule Institute of Economics, Beijing (www.unirule.org),
National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Beijing, (www.neri.org.cn), and the FNF.

2005, “Securing Economic Growth: Legal Structures and Property Rights in Asia”
October 1-2, Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
Sponsored by FNF and Atlas Economic Research Foundation

The day before that, September 30, same hotel, Atlas and FNF organized a one-day round-table discussion, Colloquium on “The Constitution of Liberty in Asia”.

2006, “Preferential Trade Agreements: Local Solutions for Global Free Trade?”
September 12-13, Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sponsored by FNF, Malaysia Institute of Economic Research (MIER), and Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA

A day before that, same hotel, Atlas and FNF also held a one-day forum, the “3rd Asian Liberty Forum”.


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